Israeli Plane Strikes Kite Fyers in Gaza

Gaza City, MINA — An Israeli warplane on Sunday struck a group of Palestinians trying to fly incendiary kites and balloons near border of the Gaza Strip.

The attack targeted a group of kite flyers in the eastern city of Deir al-Balah, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the area.

No casualties were reported.

The attack came shortly after an Israeli plane shelled a farmland in the northern Gaza Strip

An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the attack, saying the airstrike targeted a Hamas squad that was allegedly launching arson balloons from the northern Gaza Strip into Israel.

The airstrikes came shortly after Israel and Palestinian resistance factions reached an Egyptian-sponsored cease-fire deal to calm tension in the Gaza Strip.

In recent weeks, Palestinian activists have been flying flaming kites and balloons over Israeli territory as part of ongoing anti-occupation protests along Gaza border.

Since March, more than 130 people have been martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli army fire during the protests against the decades-long Israeli occupation and 11-year blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its roughly 2 million inhabitants of basic commodities. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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